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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Destination restaurant in Georgian inn

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Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

In 1805, the former Red Lion took the Methuen family's name when it was rebuilt in Bath stone with three storeys and a fine portico. The period character looms large within thanks to elm floorboards, flagstones, rugs, log fires and walls hung with local prints and etchings, and there’s a real energy about the place these days, particularly in the kitchen where Leigh Evans delivers modern British food that satisfies on all levels with its clearly defined, confident flavours and thoughtful textural interplay. The finest local produce, including goodies from the kitchen garden, underpin it all. A feisty starter unites lamb belly and sweetbreads with artichokes, hazelnut, gem lettuce and mint, while main course sees a superlative slab of halibut alongside the forthright flavours of girolles, parsnips, braised beef and truffle mash. Vivacious flavours continue through to a dessert of burnt passionfruit cream with mango salsa, crisp coconut and coconut ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Leigh Evans

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, Italian
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 37
  • Wines over £30: 29
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7.50
  • Main course from £15
  • Dessert from: £7
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M4 junction 17 onto A350 towards Chippenham, at roundabout exit onto A4 towards Bath. 1 mile past lights, at next roundabout turn sharp left onto Pickwick Road, 0.5 mile on left.

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